What's Happened To Disney Customer Service?? Horrible Experience!!

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Christopher Robin 26, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. luvmy3boyz

    luvmy3boyz Earning My Ears

    Jul 31, 2007
    :confused3 What?

    Again, the computer system is required by the agent to support the customer. It IS part of the customer service function. If the system doesn't work, or is incorrect, it adversely affects the service provided to the customer, and the customer is unhappy.

    However they do it now, they could keep the systems in synch. So what if they're separate systems? Update them at the same time so that their information is the same. Whoever suggested allowing people access to internal or proprietary information?

    And you're assuming that this excessive wait time happened to only one customer in whatever time period. I'm suggesting, through recent personal experiences, that long wait times are not exceptions any more, and that Disney could do a better job supporting the customer (while being "fiscally responsible" :rolleyes:). And, if it is a glitch, fix it, because it can happen again. Being a glitch isn't an excuse and doesn't make it any better for a specific customer.

    Anyway, obviously this no longer has anything to do with the original post, so I'm out. :goodvibes At least my number of posts increased a little! And I can go back to cleaning up the trees and limbs littering our property.:eek:
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  3. mad madam mim78

    mad madam mim78 DIS Veteran

    May 21, 2012
    So do restaurants with long waits also provide poor customer service? Is disney also providing poor customer service when you stand in longer lines? A queue is a queue is a queue. Yeah it's a bummer but wait your turn.
  4. I Love Pluto

    I Love Pluto DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>I guess that make

    Jun 20, 2006
    It's a sign of the times. I registered for a routine x-ray on Friday. It took 53 minutes AFTER I was called to the clerk's window. 53 minutes!!!!!

    First - the woman had computer issues. It really was going crazy on her. We got a few good laughs over this.

    Finally - the computer woke up! She finished registering me, then the printer went completely down. She could do nothing until it was fixed. We had a delightful conversation while we waited for someone to fix the printer, but it was getting annoying for all. There was a line of people behind me waiting to register for procedures.

    53 minutes to register for an x-ray! Oh, my!!!!! :crazy2:
  5. Belle83

    Belle83 DIS Veteran

    Feb 20, 2011
    I'm sorry you had such a frustrating experience OP, but am glad it was fixed and all worked out. :thumbsup2

    I don't care what you call it, it's frustrating for customers to have to wait on hold for such a ridiculously long time. It's also frustrating that Disney's website online availability is different than what their own travel agents have access to, regardless of wheher you were aware of this or not (I had never heard this). It's not like the OP is demanding a free trip or something crazy because of this experience. I think it's worth venting/complaining about.
  6. Christopher Robin 26

    Christopher Robin 26 Mouseketeer

    Nov 17, 2004
    Thank you: ).
  7. mom2taylorandemily

    mom2taylorandemily Not so patiently waiting our next trip to Disney..

    Jun 14, 2006
    I do not feel as though the wait times are an isolated incident. I have tried to call 3 times last week, each time was at a different time of the day and after waiting 45 mins. minimum on all 3 calls I gave up, hung up with the intent of calling again. All I want to do is make a small upgrade to my reservation, and we leave in 30 days! I am sorry, but I am tired of being on hold (or as I call it "IGNORE") for 45 min. that is unacceptable, so when I do finally get thru tomorrow, trust me I will do a survey and if it takes me 45 minutes again, I will let them know.
  8. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    I'm not sure it's a fix situation. I've always understood the phone system to be DIFFERENT than the online system. There are perks you can get with packages (at least in the past) that are different based on if you book online vs on the phone. That indicates they are different, and they are supposed to be separate.

    Therefore, it would make sense to me that the phone TA can't see everything that's online, because they are, in effect, different companies.

    It works that way at Disneyland, too.

    It would be like calling Disney's phone TAs and expecting to see what Expedia was showing; they are different, and they cannot see the same thing.
  9. a1tinkfans

    a1tinkfans Spreading Some Pixie Dust Today!

    Aug 12, 2006

    I bolded
    Can it be that the powers that be have made so many changes...that the "feelings" that the CMS are expressing in general or the overall feelings guests are experienceing is going downhill due to the cutbacks fof cms, I dont know...but the recent changes for example the opening Starbucks on Main Street comes to mind...what about the old Disney feeling of ESCAPISM, Starbucks, really??? Seems like $$$ is the Disney Feeling now, not family time, etc...is it just me, or is it an Overall decline in all things Disney...KWIM?
    I feel like it is not the same as years past...we know its a business, its there to make money...BUT if your Advertising for Eons is about the TOP customer Service, the Best Place on Earth...etc....the standards better stay that way....
    Could just be me,,,,but I have seen these downward changes in the last few years overall...and I for one, dont like it...so I visit less....which saddens me honestly....I wanna keep that "disney feeling" and if that means remembering it from the past....so be it I suppose....
    Maybe Im just tired, its late afterall.??:rotfl:
  10. WanderlustNZ

    WanderlustNZ DIS Veteran

    Oct 13, 2012
    It always makes me laugh when people get so caught up in semantics they stop seeing the forest for the trees.

    'Bad Customer Service'. 'Under-staffed call centre'. 'Incompatible computer systems'. Whatever you want to call it, the OP was inconvenienced and rightfully annoyed.
    I'm pleased to hear though that it's now all sorted and Disney came out good in the end. :-)
  11. kaytieeldr

    kaytieeldr Reserving the right to make jokes out of typos - b

    Jun 11, 2005
  12. slabau

    slabau Earning My Ears

    Nov 5, 2012
    I had the same experience this morning with the dining customer service. Was trying to book Hoop-Dee-Dooz, it was available on line but wouldn't allow me to use DDP, I called customer service and she said nothing was available. She told me to pay for the reservation on line and they would eventually issue a credit. And this was after I held on for 30 minutes before I got " no help".

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